30 Second Workout Drill: Speed Dribble Drop Step Hook

30 Second Workout Drill: Speed Dribble Drop-Step Hook
By Hal Wissel 

     When you anticipate a defender trying to block your layup you can counter by making a one-two stop, then making a drop-step to the middle with your outside foot and shooting a hook shot. This challenging drill combines the use of speed and reverse dribbles, one-two stops, shot fakes, and drop-step hook shots. The drill consists of alternately driving from each elbow (the intersection of the foul line and lane line) making a one-two stop, shot fake, drop-step to the middle with your outside foot and shooting a hook shot when dribbling right and dribbling left.
     Start at the right elbow in a balanced stance with your left foot forward and your right foot back. Drive to the basket using a speed dribble with your outside (right) hand and make a one-two stop landing on your inside (left) foot first. Make an aggressive shot fake, then drop-step to the middle with you outside (right) foot, and shoot a left hand hook shot. Catch the ball with two hands and speed dribble out to the left elbow, using your outside (right) hand. Place your inside (left) foot on the elbow and reverse dribble, pulling the ball back toward the basket with your outside (right) hand.
     Drive to the basket using a speed dribble with your outside (left) hand and make a one-two stop landing on your inside (right) first. Make an aggressive shot fake, then drop-step to the middle with you outside (left) foot, and shoot a right hand hook shot. Catch the ball with two hands and speed dribble out to the right elbow, using your outside (left) hand. Place your inside (right) foot on the elbow and reverse dribble, pulling the ball back toward the basket with your outside (right) hand. Continue the drill for 30 seconds, alternately driving and making one-two stops and drop-step hook shots on each side of the basket.
     Record the number of drop-step hook shots you make in 30 seconds. A good score is six drop-step hook shots in 30 seconds. At the completion of the drill shoot two free throws. 

30 Second Workout Drill: Speed Dribble Drop-Step Hook 

 

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